To live a life simply means appreciating the little things and surrounding yourself with happy memories and beautiful moments

The Story

Chrissy Fichtl’s passion of soap making, scent direction and essential oils are the roots of what created Apotheke in 2011. Beginning with sourcing essential oils directly from farms, she self-taught herself about the beauty of essential oils and soap making.  The finest coconut-olive oil, blended with essential oils and natural botanicals ensures the utmost quality of each bar soap. Hand made in batches, cut by hand and cured for 3 weeks before being wrapped and shipped,  each soap is a luxury in itself.

In the summer of 2012, Apotheke opened their first factory, a 3,000 square foot factory in Brooklyn, New York. Joining the business as lead production is Chrissy’s husband Sebastian Picasso. He aided in maintaining  the philosophy that the art of hand crafted, high quality goods can still be made steps from home.  Inspired by the hand crafted technique for soap-making, Apotheke expanded into more products including candles, diffusers, body care, and skin care. 

The Dream 

Life is busy. Life is unexpected. But the art of home and creating memorable moments make it all worth while. 

We are honest (sometimes too much!), hardworking, and enjoy the daily luxuries of life. We believe beautiful products should be in everyones home. We believe excess is frivolous and the meaning of luxury is enjoying as well as appreciating a well made, long lasting product and sharing it amongst friends. 


To eliminate waste and help our city we proudly donate the remaining pieces of our soap to the Bowery Mission to aid in their clothing and showers program.